David Loughrey

Stadium: councillors get final say

Stadium: councillors get final say

Dunedin city councillors have been assured no contract will be signed with main stadium contractor Hawkins Construction until the matter goes to a vote on April 20.

Late night TV comes down to 'The Wire'

It is a strange and perplexing conundrum. For the lady or gentleman with the most highly tuned taste in television, the height of viewing pleasure is late - very late.

Opinions sought on ward system

The Dunedin City Council is keen to hear from as many people as possible as it works through a review that could introduce major changes to the city's voting system.

Hide says 'It won't be quick'

Hide says 'It won't be quick'

Local Government Minister Rodney Hide's visit to Dunedin to consider the stadium issue is not expected to happen in the short term.

Stadium quotes and design steady: builder

Last Sunday, a public meeting at the Dunedin Town Hall heard a wide range of arguments from a line-up of speakers on why the city did not need a new stadium.

Stadium meeting for Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers will have its own Dunedin Stadium meeting this Sunday, and the area's city council representative, Cr Andrew Noone, has agreed to attend and explain his position on the project.

Harland defends stadium briefing

Harland defends stadium briefing

Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland says the council's lawyers were fully briefed on changes to the stadium project before they advised that more consultation on the issue was not needed.

Expecting call from minister

Expecting call from minister

Dunedin city councillor Dave Cull wants to put his concerns about public consultation on the city's planned stadium to Local Government Minister Rodney Hide, who signalled this week he was willing to come to Dunedin to look at into the issue.

DCC not swayed on stadium

The Dunedin City Council yesterday effectively ignored one of two resolutions carried at Sunday's Stop the Stadium-organised meeting, meaning the Dunedin public will not get a further chance to put their views to the council before a contract to build the stadium has been signed.

Elephant banned after Jumbo U-turn

Elephant banned after Jumbo U-turn

A circus elephant at the centre of an animal rights controversy has been banned from Dunedin City Council reserves, following a U-turn by the council yesterday.